New York Daily News' Scores

For 1,461 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 The Larry Sanders Show: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 I've Got A Secret: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 609
  2. Negative: 0 out of 609
609 tv reviews
  1. A new ABC Family series built around four teenage friends and an ominous hint of supernatural forces that mean no good, makes most popular vampire romances look anemic.
  2. If you’re up for an hour of the ominous, Eye Candy earns its way into the next generation of noir.
  3. At least in the early stages, though, the show feels reasonably legitimate, and introduces us to characters who are neither appalling nor boring.
  4. The show isn't a terrific one, but its working-mom protagonist, and its element of "Blue Velvet"-style suburban creepiness, might well find a very receptive and loyal audience for this CBS drama.
  5. In theory, it's an intriguing concept for a series. But in practice, "Six Degrees" doesn't work at all in drawing you in at the start.
  6. These attorneys quickly become characters, not just caricatures, and make "Just Legal" very easy to enjoy.
  7. Once we've all acknowledged there really was no need to remake "The Wizard of Oz" because the original creators did a pretty good job back in 1939, it's safe to admit that the way it's been handled in Tin Man, a new miniseries, is a lot of fun.
  8. Anyone who thinks Silverstone's charm wasn't the major factor in the movie has only to watch the TV version. With Blanchard at the center, Clueless doesn't have the same flair and in this appearance-is-everything Beverly Hills comedy, flair is everything.
  9. Reign at several points is laugh-out-loud funny. Too bad it's not a comedy.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    What Kid Nation lacks, however, is drama. With a cast of 40, it's hard for viewers to get attached to any of them long enough to care.
  10. It has a few naughty jokes, lots of good-looking youngsters, and is watchable family-entertainment. [17 Sep 2002]
    • New York Daily News
  11. The B-movie franchise’s third installment leaves a fishy taste behind. Even more than the first two.... While it’s still silly fun, you have to wonder if the whole concept--which was goofy and amusing and new two years ago--is getting, er, long in the tooth.
  12. There's a danger, writing about the new WB series "Nikki," that's hard to avoid: In describing how bad the show is, it almost makes it sound worth watching. [6 Oct 2000, p.151]
    • New York Daily News
  13. What we get is a young adult soap opera whose story is as old as drama itself, but which is smartly packaged to look like you'd get it by typing www, instead of pressing the "on" button.
  14. The problem with this "Diary" is that Belle simply isn't as interesting as Bridget [of "Bridget Jones's Diary."]
  15. The story of Prince William and Kate Middleton offers way too much of a Hallmark moment for the channel not to weigh in with a sentimental, heartwarming version of the year's favorite romance.
  16. Nothing to see.
  17. Sitcoms have succeeded on less, and while The McCarthys won’t dazzle anyone with spectacular dunks, it’s counting on the fundamentals being enough.
  18. Yes, it's "Fugitive ... With Children." But "Runaway"... actually is pretty good, mostly because this family doesn't always get along.
  19. It succeeds reasonably well in that goal, distilling the story of Jesus’ life into a tale of political and theological intrigue that could fit comfortably into a contemporary TV procedural.
  20. Matt Ryan plays title character John Constantine, and he gets an incomplete on his acting grade because he has so little legitimate material with which to work.
  21. It has woven well-crafted murder dramas and, beyond that, given us wonderfully complex lead characters who go way beyond the light banter, gruff exterior and “will they/won’t they” tease of most TV cop teams.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While it remains to be seen if Gossip Girl will take the plot plunge "The O.C." did after its first season, the beginning here is encouraging.
  22. Despite a way-above-average cast, the new CBS drama series "Numb3rs"... doesn't quite add up. [20 Jan 2005]
    • New York Daily News
  23. If such quickie pop-culture jokes are the show's strength, its current weakness is the stories that revolve around the Griffins themselves and characters that, even when they're amusing, aren't very interesting. They certainly don't suggest the kind of richness that the characters of "The Simpsons" do. [9 Apr 1999]
    • New York Daily News
  24. If you had to lay out the blueprint for the quintessential Lifetime movie, Secrets of Eden would be it.
  25. Its supporting players steal the spotlight from the central character.
  26. Where "Army Wives" can get soapy at times, it also starts with a premise that sets it apart. The Protector doesn't start with that advantage.
  27. Without sounding disrespectful, it feels pretty routine.
  28. There's nothing wrong with American Dream Builders except it feels like these design shows are becoming a TV version of Levittown.

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